I have enjoyed volunteering and working for Imagine Ballet since it's beginning. Years of painting backdrops, doing photography , preparing graphic designs, posters and programs and being on the board of directors has been years a joy. Being involved in an organization that provides something for our community that hasn't existed before. This non profit provides incredible real life professional experiences, and contributes so much to our community. From a superior ballet director to a real ballet production which gives the city and the participants an amazing visual art experience. I am honored to have and still are a part of the Imagine Ballet Family. It's difficult to pick one aspect of my dedication to this great company...volunteer, client, donor, board member, artistic director, and avid supporter! I know the struggles of a non profit and hope they continue to a contribute to our community and receive the support they greatly deserve.
About six months ago, we decided to send my daughter to this ballet school. I come from a family of professional dancers, so the quality of the instruction was essential in our choice, and I was pleased with the caliber of dancers that were performing in his company. I had no idea what an extensive and amazing atmosphere was being built in this school. My daughter feels like a part of a family and the director does everything he can to make every girl feel that connection. Our family is large and therefore sending our daughter to an extensive ballet program is a sacrifice and he strives to make sure that each child and each family doesn't struggle to pay and participate in his programs. This program provides each dancer with an experience that builds pride, self-esteem, and joy in addition to talent. His desire to contribute to the community through art walks and donations of Christmas trees and to help further local participation and education in ALL arts is admirable. Most of all, I am impressed with the quality of the experience provided for both the performers and those attending through live orchestration and beautiful costumes. I am grateful everyday when I send my young ballerina scurrying off to class, that I found Imagine Ballet and she can enjoy this type of education.